Here’s what the 40-year-old actor had to share with the mag…
On the future of Marvel resting on the shoulders of him and his peers: “It’s funny, because I feel like my friends are way more excited than I am, because I know the amount of work that has to go into it. They’re just excited to say that I have to buy drinks now. I but I definitely wouldn’t call it a burden. I would more so call it an opportunity.”
On being stunned when his name wasn’t listed among The Hurt Locker’s nine Oscar nominations: “That little f*ucker matters. We try to protect ourselves and say, ‘I’m doing the work for the work.’ But when that happened with Hurt Locker, it hurt. I had to take a year off of work.”
On emailing Marvel to try and get cast in a movie: “My line was, ‘Yo, I’m the black dude from The Hurt Locker. I would love to work with you guys.”
On his 2013 arrest for driving under the influence in Harlem: “It happened on 125th Street and Lenox – the epicenter of Harlem – with six white cops. I was like, Nah. This ain’t my city. It’s not my Harlem anymore. So I took the lesson: You’re not allowed to be a human being anymore. You’re not looked at or thought of as a citizen anymore.”
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